Romie Nottage
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Senior Director, Downtown Streets Team

 

Romie Nottage, a Bay Area Native, comes with nearly two decades of experience working with disadvantaged and marginalized communities. She holds a Masters in Counseling and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Prior to joining Downtown Streets Team as the Senior Director for San Francisco & Social Innovation, she worked as the director of Health & Wellness for Abode Services in Santa Clara County. Throughout her career, she worked in numerous other traditional social services. However, this professional experience has always been “in the system.” Romie has become opposed to the system’s ability to induce trauma through bureaucratization. This rebellious spirit led her to Downtown Streets Team, where she could truly explore what it meant to have an organic, de-institutionalized, and non-hierarchical model to empower the most marginalized in our society to vocation and fulfillment.